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COMELEC to deadline beaters: It’s your fault!

The Commission on Elections said the public should not blame the agency on the predicament they are facing since they waited until the last days of the registration period. The poll body was referring to late registrants spending long hours in line to have their biometrics taken or validate their […]

Voter’s ID not a voting requirement in May 2016 poll – Comelec

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that there are close to six million voter’s identification (ID) cards still unclaimed in its local offices all over the country. But the poll body was quick to say that voter’s ID is not a requirement in voting in the May 2016 polls. With […]

Sen. Grace Poe now faces three disqualification cases

There is no stopping in the trend to pull down the candidacy of presidential hopeful and front runner Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares. A third disqualification case has been lodged against Poe before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday. In his 14-page petition for Cancellation of Certificate of Candidacy (CoC), […]

Final answer? Duterte files CoC for mayor not president

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte filed Thursday his Certificate of Candidacy (CoC) for mayor, finally ending all speculations he would eventually plunge into the presidential race in 2016. Duterte issued a special power of attorney for his executive assistant Lawrence “Bong” Go and City Administrator Melchor Quitain to file his candidacy at […]

Can a candidate file COC for different positions within the 5-day filing period?

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that an individual can file Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for different positions within the five-day filing period. But Comelec spokesman James Jimenez noted that based on their guidelines, a COC filed for more than one office will be deemed as invalid. According to Comelec […]

Election 2016: Poe-Escudero, Roxas-Robredo teams filing COCs, Duterte in?

Senators Grace Poe Llamanzares and Francis “Chiz” Escudero are jointly filing today their Certificates of Candidacy for president and vice-president, respectively, at the national offices of the Commission on Elections in Intramuros, Manila. Not to be out done, the Liberal Party official standard bearers Sen. Mar Roxas and CamSur 3rd […]

Also running: Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago joins 2016 presidential derby?

Feisty Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is joining the 2016 presidential derby, among others, with some already filed their Certificate of Candidacy with the Commission on Elections office in Intramuros, Manila. Yesterday, Santiago expressed she is in the pink of health and just ready to take another chance for presidential run. […]

NCRPO increases police presence during COC filing period

NCRPO increase police presence during COC filing period With the start in filing of the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) of politicians, police presence will be beefed up in Metro Manila. Chief Supt. Joel Pagdilao, Regional Director of National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), on Sunday ordered all district directors in […]

Hot topic: Filing of COCs starts on Monday

Thousands of politicians aspiring for national or local positions are expected to troop to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices nationwide to file their respective Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) as the five-day filing period starts on Monday, Oct. 12. With this, Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista reminded national candidates and […]

Now overseas Filipinos can use internet voter registration option

Filipinos who expect to be in Europe and Israel during the thirty day (09 April – 09 May 2016) overseas voting period for the 2016 Presidential elections, on 09 May 2016, who like to take part in the Philippine overseas electoral process, may now go to www.irehistro.com or www.comelec.gov.ph. This […]

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Bongbong Marcos to ask for system audit of automated election system

MANILA, May 18 — The camp of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. is set to ask the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to open the Automated Election System for a systems audit after uncovering irregularities while tabulating results of the May 9 elections based on the Certificates of […]

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Comelec cancels Sen. Poe’s COC for president

The Commission on elections on Friday voted to cancel the certificate of candidacy for president of Senator Grace Poe. The Comelec first division has finally disqualified the hopeful candidacy of the lady senator from running in the May 9, 2016 presidential derby. Update: Voting 2-1, the poll body’s First Division, […]

Results: Philippine Election 2016

Results: Philippine Election 2016, the Unofficial count of Cbanga360-Bicol Street Journal based on the Comelec-GMA mirror server. PRESIDENT DUTERTE, RODY 15,951,891 VOTES 38.58% ROXAS, MAR DAANG MATUWID 9,695,934 VOTES 23.45% POE, GRACE 8,934,418 VOTES 21.61% BINAY, JOJO 5,316,392 VOTES 12.86% DEFENSOR SANTIAGO, MIRIAM 1,424,422 VOTES 3.44% VICE PRESIDENT ROBREDO, LENI […]

Final answer? Duterte files CoC for mayor not president

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte filed Thursday his Certificate of Candidacy (CoC) for mayor, finally ending all speculations he would eventually plunge into the presidential race in 2016. Duterte issued a special power of attorney for his executive assistant Lawrence “Bong” Go and City Administrator Melchor Quitain to file his candidacy at […]

Ruling on issuance of voter receipts on May 9 elections final – SCOTP

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) en banc on Thursday affirmed with finality its earlier ruling ordering the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to activate the printing of the voter receipt on the May 9 synchronized automated national elections. The justices voted 12-0. The ruling was made after the conduct […]

Election 2016: Poe-Escudero, Roxas-Robredo teams filing COCs, Duterte in?

Senators Grace Poe Llamanzares and Francis “Chiz” Escudero are jointly filing today their Certificates of Candidacy for president and vice-president, respectively, at the national offices of the Commission on Elections in Intramuros, Manila. Not to be out done, the Liberal Party official standard bearers Sen. Mar Roxas and CamSur 3rd […]

These voters will elect the next president of the Philippines in 2016

It is final. The Philippine Commission on Elections has released the final report of registered voters that will elect the next president, vice president, 12 senators, and other elective local government officials by May 9, 2016. And 54,363,329 registered voters valid to cast their votes will make their final choice, […]

Smartmatic says results will be known 24 hours after election

MANILA — Smartmatic International, the tech firm handling the automated election system of the Commission on Elections for the May 9, 2016 general elections reported that it will deploy some 45,000 technicians in all of the 36,788 voting centers as well as in the canvassing centers. “Everywhere where there will […]

Voter’s ID not a voting requirement in May 2016 poll – Comelec

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that there are close to six million voter’s identification (ID) cards still unclaimed in its local offices all over the country. But the poll body was quick to say that voter’s ID is not a requirement in voting in the May 2016 polls. With […]

Counting machine validates vote in 44 seconds, amaze Comelec officials

Counting machine validates vote in 44 seconds, amaze Comelec officials. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday launched in Laoag City the new vote counting machine (VCM) which can validate votes in 44 seconds. Laoag City Election Officer Atty. Julius Harvey P. Balbas said that the machine is an updated […]

What’s cooking in Comelec? Automated with turtle paced result update

Trust and confidence in the poll body was bolstered with the quick upload of partial but unofficial results through poll watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible voting and print media entities mirroring returns on their websites. But the national and local elections was held on May 9, 2016, and four […]

Marcos’ camp still hopeful Comelec will allow system audit

In the heels of the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives’ start of canvass of votes for president and vice president on Wednesday, May 25, the camp of vice presidential candidate-Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is hoping that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will approve their request to conduct a system […]

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COMELEC to deadline beaters: It’s your fault!

The Commission on Elections said the public should not blame the agency on the predicament they are facing since they waited until the last days of the registration period. The poll body was referring to late registrants spending long hours in line to have their biometrics taken or validate their […]

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Counting machine validates vote in 44 seconds, amaze Comelec officials

Counting machine validates vote in 44 seconds, amaze Comelec officials. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday launched in Laoag City the new vote counting machine (VCM) which can validate votes in 44 seconds. Laoag City Election Officer Atty. Julius Harvey P. Balbas said that the machine is an updated […]

SC junking petition vs. resolution on SOCE deadline extension happy news for Comelec

MANILA — The Commission on Elections welcomed the ruling of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) denying the petition seeking to nullify the poll body’s resolution extending the deadline for the filing of the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE). Commissioner Rowena Guanzon noted that the ruling is good […]

Is Sen. Grace Poe the new epitome of Pinoy’s fighting spirit?

Is Sen. Grace Poe the new epitome of Pinoy’s fighting spirit? The news leakage out of the Commission on Elections on Tuesday that it disqualifies Senator Grace Poe from running for the presidential elections in 2016 do not deter the embattled senator. The commission en banc voted Tuesday night to […]

Second round of PH presidential debates tonight at UP-Cebu auditorium

Are you watching the second round of the presidential debates? Today, March 20, the candidates will again have their verbal clash with one hour extension as compared to the last. The Visayas round still under the auspices of the Commission on Elections will happen at the auditorium of the University […]

Now overseas Filipinos can use internet voter registration option

Filipinos who expect to be in Europe and Israel during the thirty day (09 April – 09 May 2016) overseas voting period for the 2016 Presidential elections, on 09 May 2016, who like to take part in the Philippine overseas electoral process, may now go to www.irehistro.com or www.comelec.gov.ph. This […]

Comelec to start printing of 55.7 million ballots for May 2016 elections

The Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) will start printing of more than 55.7 million official ballots for the May 9 polls at the National Printing Office (NPO) in Quezon City on Monday. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said that the start of ballot printing will involve the dry run of the […]

Not yet game over for Senator Grace Poe on Nov.17, 2015

Is it game over yet for Sen. Grace Poe’s senate seat and then, her presidential run? The ‘series’ is becoming interesting with the Senate Electoral Tribunal soon set to render its decision in the disqualification case filed by Rizalito David against Poe. In a meeting of the tribunal in a […]